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Blogging 2015 …

A review of my blogging efforts in 2015. January (8 posts) In addition to several notes on anti-fascism (which included some advice on Facebook use), I wrote about the ‘Rojava Revolution’ in northern Syria and a strike and occupation at … Continue reading

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masking up on overland

I wrote something for overland on the political utility and meaning of masking up and/or counter-protesting fascism. You can read it here. See also : #CronullaRiots 2.0 : A Damp Squib (December 12, 2015).

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#Reclaim Australia : November 22, 2015 : Post-match

Above : A protest sign in Melton featuring the neo-Nazi leader of the UPF, Blair Cotrell, and one of his quotes on skool curricula. For more see : Quotations From Chairman Blair Cottrell (July 27, 2015). ‘Reclaim Australia’ (RA) held … Continue reading

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George Christensen & Team Australia ~versus~ Flag-Burning Socialist Ratbags*

Poor old George Christensen — who can boast that he is the only federal or state MP to have accepted an invitation to address a Reclaim Australia rally (Mackay, July 19) — has had his complaint to the Human Rights … Continue reading

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Citizen slackbastard is a detective (The 7.30 Report)

FTR, I make a brief appearance in this item from The 7.30 Report (January 23, 2014): ALISON CALDWELL, REPORTER: In May last year, a neo-Nazi rally in Brisbane was interrupted. A group of construction workers from a building site nearby … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair : August 9, 2014

The fourth annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair will be taking place at the Abbotsford Convent on Saturday, August 9 this year. The Bookfair consists of around 40 or so stalls by independent and radical booksellers and activist groups. Alongside the stalls, … Continue reading

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RIP Rik Mayall

And the grown-ups will say "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say "Haven't you heard? Rik is dead! The People's Poet is dead!" — Kamahl Santamaria (@KamahlAJE) June 9, 2014 And then a particularly sensitive and … Continue reading

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Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey supports free higher education (1987) #bustthebudget

*This Friday in Melbourne (May 30) there’s a ‘March for Medicare’ @ 5.30pm @ State Library. See also : “If the rich are happy, who could ask for anything more?” #Budget2014 (May 14, 2014).

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FORUM : movement beyond borders : Saturday, November 30, 6pm

The ‘beyond borders collective’ has organised a public forum to be held at Trades Hall next Saturday. It looks really interesting … so I’ll have to try hard to find an excuse not to attend: It seems like every day … Continue reading

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Pay the Writers?

Well this post is really only a matter of recording some bookmarks … I didn’t realise this ’til now, but Crikey owner Private Media are launching a new arts site. Good for them. Problem is, current policy is not to … Continue reading

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